September 27, 2012, - 4:58 pm
FOX News Uses Netanyahu Hitler Salute Pic – PAWNN (Prince Al-Waleed News Network) @ Work; UPDATE: Schlussel Gets Results!
**** UPDATE. 09/28/12: After Politico links to Schlussel post on FOX News Netanyahu Hitler salute pic, FOX News finally changes photo (without correction notation or apology). We Get Results! ****
Many readers have sent me links to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s speech, today, at the United Nations–all of them with approving “hurrahs” and “attaboys.” But, per usual, Netanyahu talks a good game, then goes back to Israel and does nothing but kick more Jews out of their homes in “settlements.” Talk is cheap. And Netanyahu typically speaks loudly and carries a soggy matzoh ball (instead of the proverbial big stick). He has never and will never do anything on Iran, with or without U.S. help (which was nowhere to be seen under eight years of Bush, not just four years of Obama). While it is true that fewer Israelis were murdered under Netanyahu than under other capitulator Israeli Prime Ministers, he’s not exactly the far right-wing Jewish militant he’s made out to be. He’s a compromiser extraordinaire and toward the center-left side of the center-right Likud Coalition. That said, look, below, at what FOX News chose as its photo for the story on the Netanyahu speech. That’s right–a dictatorial Hitler salute.
Yet, Matt Drudge and most of the right-wing echo chamber online are only faulting AP and Reuters for the use of this same, exact photo. Um, what about FOX News a/k/a PAWNN (the Prince Al-Waleed News Network)? Does it always get a free pass from real journalism because it pretends to be “conservative?” Only hypocrites have that attitude. And, sadly, there are a ton of ’em on the right and in the “pro-Israel” crowd blindly mesmerized by FOX News.
“Fair and balanced”? Only if you’re judging by Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya “standards.”
If you’re going to give FOX News a pass on the same egregious behavior that you call out AP for, why even have FOX News? It’s not the alternative. It’s just more of the same old crap.
Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Binyamin Netanyahu, FOX News, Hitler salute, Israel, Jews, U.N., UN Speech